Trying to Stay True to the Rules of Being a Fan

One of the many unwritten laws of being a sports fan is that when your team wins a championship you aren’t allowed to complain about the given teams success (or lack of) for the next five years. Well this rule -like many of the other- is hard to follow, and is often broken. Some people even go as far to say that it’s ten years, but that just seems flat out impossible to me. Bryan as a Rams fan being a prime example. What shouldn’t be as hard to do is not complain about your teams lack of success, when by “lack of success” you mean not winning another championship. Unfortunately for me, that’s exactly what I’m struggling with. My team (the Colts) didn’t fall off like the Bucs, who won the Super Bowl after the 2002 season and hasn’t won a playoff game since; we didn’t slowly crumble into oblivion like the Rams (sorry, Bryan) who won the Super Bowl after the 1999 season and then three years later had a sub-.500 season and has failed to rebound; heck we didn’t even do what the Steelers did last year, failing to make the playoffs the year after winning the Super Bowl. Continue reading

ESPYs

As many of you know, and probably saw, the ESPYs were on last night. For those of you that don’t know, the ESPYs is an annual awards show hosted by ESPN. This year Samuel L. Jackson hosted the show and did a pretty good job. There were funny parts and on the whole it went well but I think there have definitely been better ESPY nights in the past. We did get a small glimpse at what a day in the life of Peyton Manning is like, which was obviously my favorite part of the night. We also had some eye-candy on hand with two of my top three favorite super models being in attendance; Miranda Kerr and Marisa Miller. I would also like to add that Marisa Miller is a Vols fan, just to throw that out there.

On to the results: Continue reading

Super Bowl XLIV Odds

I found these the other day and thought I’d share them with all of you. I also decided that I’m going to use them to determine the draft order for my second 2010 mock draft. Here they are: Continue reading

Where Might I Find Michael Vick in 2009?

Last year around this time I wrote a post (I’m actually just one week short of it being the exact same date) breaking down each team’s quarterback situation. You can check that out here. This post is going to be similar except it will be to specifically address whether or not each team has a need for Michael Vick and if they do, how much of a need it is. Some teams may need him simply because they need a quarterback, while others might be looking to use him in the Wildcat formation. Just today on ESPN.com’s NFL rumors section they said that the Redskins may be interested in Vick. I’d be interested as to what our commenter, Michael, who is a Redskins fan, thinks about this. Continue reading

The Ineptitude of the Cardinals Franchise

I’m talking about the football team. The current Arizona Cardinals. The former Chicago and St. Louis Cardinals. Not the baseball team Albert Pujols plays for now.

Anyway, this is a paragraph straight from the latest Sports Illustrated, which has an article about those Super Bowl-bound Cardinals. I had to post this. It’s like 10 stats of the day in one, and just hilarious in general. So enjoy the following quoted excerpt.

“Still, coaches have enjoyed job security compared with Cardinals quarterbacks. Since 1960 the team has had 39 starting QBs. In 1950 Jim Hardy threw eight interceptions in the season opener. In late ’73 Gary Keithley had a passer rating of 0.00 in consecutive weeks. In 1981 the Cards snapped a nine-year streak without a quarterback sneak. And yet, in ’95, they allowed a 76-yard sneak to Kansas City QB Steve Bono, one of the slowest players in the league.”

That’s just downright hilarious.

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